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To Chocolate Or Not To Chocolate

Should Babies Have Chocolate?

In general, babies less than 1 year should avoid chocolate, particularly, dark and milk chocolate. These contain caffeine-like substances. Caffeine is unsuitable for very small children...

When Can I Give My Baby Chocolate?

It's often recommended that you do not give your babies chocolate until after they are a year old and sometimes this comes with a warning about children frequently being allergic to it...

Are We Feeding Too Much Chocolate To Our Kids?

Imagine this, you get in the lift with your little one, in enters the friendly neighbor and on spotting your child she goes, “Aww! Aren’t you a cute little girl? Here have a chocolate”, and that’s how the day begins for your child...

How Much Chocolate Should Kids Be Eating?

On special occasions eating a bit more chocolate than usual is not a problem, but what about the rest of the time? How much chocolate is too much and when should we start to worry about our children’s chocolate intake?

How Much Candy Is Ok For Kids?

There is a reason why candy is one of the foods left off MyPlate, the USDA’s national dietary guidelines. The calories in candy are “empty.” In other words, they are full of added sugars and empty of essential nutrients...

Can Children Eat Dark Chocolate?

Adding a little cocoa to your child’s cup of milk or sprinkling a little bit on a piece of fruit may encourage your child to eat healthy foods he may not want to eat. Chocolate can be part of a healthy and balanced diet. Chocolate, specifically da...

Benefits Of Dark Chocolate Tested On Kids

When it comes to chocolate, kids will eat it -- even if it's the dark variety. It will not make them fat, but the jury is out on whether a daily dose of the sweet stuff is the best medicine for their heart health...

The 3 Best And Worst Candies For Your Teeth

I get asked this one a lot. I have to admit, as someone with a sweet tooth, I’ve asked this question myself. I couldn’t write this article without first prefacing that, of course, having no candy at all is the “best” candy (except for dark chocola...

The Effects Of Chocolate On Toddlers

Your toddler needs healthy foods to grow and develop, but you can offer sweet treats once in a while. Chocolate is a safe dessert option for your toddler, as long as you are aware of the potential effects of too much caffeine and sugar...

Restricting Your Children's Chocolate Could Do More Harm Than Good

Never mind the Easter Bunny hopping along merrily carrying a single Creme Egg, he practically needs an articulated lorry to deliver most children's chocolate hoards these days. So, as we await the...

Is Chocolate Milk Healthy For My Child?

Like other sugar-sweetened beverages, chocolate milk is okay as a special treat but shouldn't be a regular part of your child's diet...

How Eating Chocolate Can Help Improve Your Maths

Mental arithmetic became easier after volunteers had been given large amounts of compounds found in chocolate, called flavanols, in a hot cocoa drink...

Nutrition Facts About Cocoa And Chocolate

There have been many studies linking cocoa and dark chocolate with health benefits. Cocoa and chocolate contain a large amount of antioxidants (flavinoids). Cocoa and dark chocolate may keep high blood pressure down and reduce the blood's ability ...

Why Rewarding Children With Sugar Or Treats Is A Big Mistake

“A piece of candy for all who finish their spelling test on time today!” or “If you finish all your dinner and I’ll give you a lollypop!” are good examples of common situations where sugar is presented as a reward. At first, this seems pretty harm...

Does Sugar Really Cause Cavities?

You've probably heard it all your life: Eating sweets will rot your teeth. But while a diet high in sugar certainly promotes the formation of cavities (as well as other medical problems, such as obesity), sugar itself isn't the real culprit behind...

Daily Sugar Recommendations For Kids

Most children and adults in the United States get far more than the recommended amount of sugar in their diet each day. Perhaps most troubling: Children ages 9 to 18 actually consume more sugar than adults...

Cut Back On Your Kid's Sweet Treats

Limit the number of foods and beverages with added sugars your kids eat and drink. If you don’t buy them, your kids won’t get them very often. Sweet treats and sugary drinks have a lot of calories but few nutrients.

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To Chocolate Or Not To Chocolate

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Is chocolate good for your children? What are the benefits and ill effects? How much is too much? Read on to find the answers.